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Investors lose N6.4bn in bearish trading, await MPC meeting outcome

The NSE market capitalisation which represents the total value of equities traded on the NSE dropped marginally by 0.07 per cent to close trading at N9.563 trillion from N9.570 trillion it closed last week Friday, %, while the Year-to-Date return stood at -2.80 per cent

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Presco Plc: Investors reward good performance

Wading through the bearish market sentiment for most trading days in 2016, investors have amply rewarded good performance in Presco Plc.
The company had turned in impressive first half 2016, H1’16, results on July 29, 2016 with stellar performance in both topline and bottomline. Consequently, the market rewarded the stock with almost 5.0 per cent gains in the first post-result trading day.

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Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode  of Lagos state, arriving, during the Installation ceremony of Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi,  Ojaja II as the 51st  Ooni of Ife at Enuwa Palace in Ile-Ife, Osun state, yesterday, 07/12/2015. Photo: Bunmi Azeez, Dare Fasube and Sola Oyelese.

Implications of Lagos bond repayment re-scheduling —Cowry Assets

BONDHOLDERS may hope for improved liquidity with the proposed Lagos State repayment re-scheduling. Reacting to the plans by Lagos State Government to propose a new repayment schedule for the bond Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Cowry Asset Management Limited, Mr. Johnson Chukwu, said “The reason why the Lagos State Government wants to convert two of its outstanding bonds of N80 billion and N87.5billion, totalling N167.5billion, from bullet payment bonds to amortising bonds is for the state to reduce the interest burden it is bearing on both bonds.

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Direct cash settlement: No more fraudulent stockbroking

It has happened to many investors. Your stockbroker helps you to sell your shares. You had instructed him to sell at any price because you need the money urgently. He sells the shares at N20 per share but tells you he sold at N18 per share. Or the broker uses your money for his expenses and tells you he is yet to sell the shares. These unethical practices have caused many investors to lose confidence in the stock market and hence discouraged from investing in the market.

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